Maul vs Pommel - What's the difference?

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Maul is a related term of pommel.

As nouns the difference between maul and pommel

is that maul is mouth of an animal while pommel is the upper front brow of a saddle.

As a verb pommel is

to pound or beat.




(en noun)
  • A heavy long-handled hammer, used for splitting logs by driving a wedge into it, or in combat.
  • (rugby) A situation where the player carrying the ball, who must be on his feet, is held by one or more opponents, and one or more of the ball carrier's team mates bind onto the ball carrier.
  • Synonyms

    * (weapon) club, mace

    See also

    * ruck * scrum


    (en verb)
  • To handle someone or something in a rough way.
  • To savage; to cause serious physical wounds (usually used of an animal).
  • The bear mauled him in a terrible way.
  • (figuratively) To criticise harshly.
  • Anagrams

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    Alternative forms

    * pummel


    (en noun)
  • The upper front brow of a saddle.
  • Either of the rounded handles on a pommel horse.
  • The knob on the hilt of an edged weapon such as a sword.
  • (Macaulay)
  • A knob forming the finial of a turret or pavilion.
  • Derived terms

    * pommel horse


    * haft, hilt

    See also



  • To pound or beat.
  • * 1851 ,
  • I will not say as schoolboys do to bullies—Take some one of your own size; don’t pommel me! No, ye’ve knocked me down, and I am up again; but ye have run and hidden.